Landscape and heritage

Emerging landscapes of heritage

Authored by: David Harvey , Timothy J. Wilkinson

The Routledge Companion to Landscape Studies

Print publication date:  August  2018
Online publication date:  September  2018

Print ISBN: 9781138720312
eBook ISBN: 9781315195063
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Recent years have witnessed a growing interest in both heritage and landscape as categories of scholarship and education, of experience and performance, of entertainment and commerce, of policy engagement, and as markers of identity. Indeed, the two often correspond – both tagged as being ‘cultural’ and/or ‘natural’, tangible and/or intangible, personal and/or collective, local and/or national – acting as mutual reference points within popular, policy and scientific narratives. Not surprisingly, therefore, the recent histories of heritage and landscape studies have been closely intertwined, with their epistemological, ideological and methodological twists and turns progressing amid a common, broad and interdisciplinary intellectual space. This has not been a co-dependent evolution as such, although their transdisciplinary links would seem to be connected to a common theoretical resource, which has come under increased scrutiny in recent years through a sort of ‘collaborative conversation’ (Harvey and Waterton 2015: 905).

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